Dick Shanahan
  • 91 years old
  • Date of birth: May 4, 1921
  • Place of birth:
    Battle Creek, Michigan, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 5, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Sherman Oaks, California, United States
The sun will shine a little brighter as he looks down on us
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Dick Shanahan, 91, born on May 4, 1921 and passed away on August 5, 2012. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Kelly Shanahan on 4th May 2016

"Happy Birthday Dad."

This tribute was added by John Powers on 25th December 2015

"MERRY CHRISTMAS 2016 from Portland, Oregon. Finding this Tribute Site was my best present of the day! I was watching the Absent Minded Professor this morning with my grandchildren and googled Dick  for fun and voila! Kelly, I played Little League baseball with Timmy and my dad (Cliff) ran the snack shack. I remember you and Kathy and I believe you had a younger brother also. Just wanted to say "hi" and in regards to your dad--he was smooth. He talked, walked and played smooth. I remember that he would take us to Disneyland and let us run "WILD" while he performed with the Dixieland Band. Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom & Tim, but I hope & pray that you and the rest of your family is well and have a great 2016.       John Powers"

This tribute was added by Kelly Shanahan on 6th August 2015

"Rest in peace Dad. Thanks for sharing your wisdom while you were here. I love you. Tell Mom and Tim i love them too."

This tribute was added by Corey Smith on 5th August 2015

"I can't believe It's been 3 years.  We miss you everyday   Love you so much"

This tribute was added by Kelly Shanahan on 4th May 2015

"Happy Birthday Dad. I love you."

This tribute was added by Corey Smith on 6th August 2014

"Thinking of you today  your are so missed by everyone who loves you!"

This tribute was added by Allan Prce on 12th July 2014

"I am a 75 year old drummer who first heard Dicks drumming on a 1949 jazz concert with the Charlie Barnet band. What a swinging drummer with a great sense of time. His soloing was exciting and original .I studied jazz drumming with Stanley Spector in 1955 til 1973, on and off
Dick reminded me of Jake Hanna when he was with Woody Herman's band..I'm still drumming with a band. I love drumming."

This tribute was added by Kelly Shanahan on 26th March 2014

"Kelly.....Your Dad, Dick was a class act. His kindness to me at 16 was just wonderful.

I 'm so glad we got together in our later years. Ed Shaughnessy
4 hours ago via mobile Dec. 10'th, 2012"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Lippard on 26th November 2013

"Just came across a signed photo which my mother, Ruth Knopp Richman had of Dick when he played with Will Osborne.  He was the drummer in Ruth's band in Battle Creek called Boots N Her Buddies. She followed his career and was thrilled that he had been in her band."

This tribute was added by Chris Williams on 12th September 2013

"Very sorry to hear of Dick's passing. Dick swung my father, Keith Williams Orchestra.  As a frustrated drummer myself, I would stand behind Dick and watch. Wow, what a gas it was!  I still remember in amazement how he could conduct a conversation with me while playing Sing, Sing, Sing & then say watch this, and come up with some incredible run. Godspeed Dick & thank you so much."

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